Fort Sill soldier convicted in case involving sexual assault of two ex-wives

Military judge Lt. Col. Patricia H Lewis ordered that Staff Sgt. Jesse J. Solis Jr. be reduced one rank to sergeant and forfeit $3,000 pay.
by Phillip O'Connor Published: March 6, 2014
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A Fort Sill soldier was convicted Wednesday of assault in a case in which the alleged victims were his two ex-wives.

A military judge, Lt. Col. Patricia H Lewis, ordered that Staff Sgt. Jesse J. Solis Jr. be reduced one rank to sergeant and forfeit $3,000 pay. The verdict still must be approved by the fort’s commanding general, who could lessen the punishment.

The alleged assaults occurred in Memphis and in or near Lawton between 2008 and 2010.

Solis, who has been a soldier for five years and is assigned to the post’s headquarters, was accused of striking one of the women in her face and chest and forcing her to have sex. He also was accused of threatening to kill the woman with a sniper rifle if she left him.

Solis was alleged to have forced the second woman to commit sodomy.

Solis was charged with eight separate counts and found guilty of one in a court-martial that began Tuesday.

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by Phillip O'Connor
Enterprise Editor
O'Connor joined the Oklahoman staff in June, 2012 after working at The Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a combined 28 years. O'Connor, an Oklahoma City resident, is a graduate of Kansas State University. He has written frequently...
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